After 7 years, an Edina police dog has gone on his last patrol

After 7 years, an Edina police dog has gone on his last patrol

Blade the K-9 retired last month and is now living with longtime partner Jason Behr. Both are getting used to their new roles.
West Metro
9:10pm

Edina driver admits being in pack of exotic cars topping 100 mph on I-394

Ferrari driver is sentenced to three days' community service and a $500 fine.
West Metro
9:02pm

Redlining suit against Chaska bank tests limits of bias laws

Feds' action against KleinBank will weigh inner-city needs vs. banks' right to location.
West Metro
8:26pm

Hennepin County leads state in 24/7 child protection response

Following a state mandate, Hennepin social workers now respond quickly to abuse calls.
West Metro
January 21

Judge orders ex-Edina student to trial in UW-Madison sex case

A judge has ordered a suspended University of Wisconsin-Madison student to stand trial on charges that he sexually assaulted and harassed multiple women.
Variety
January 21
Bob Ayotte and his wife Cheryl Ayotte remodeled their home to create a...

Chanhassen couple create the ultimate mother-in-law apartment

The family designed the space – while transforming their home at the same time. The 1,000-square-foot apartment above the garage is "like a condo inside our own home,"
West Metro
January 21
Cody Pech

Charges: Driver who hit 3 Rogers students failed 'to exercise scant level of care'

According to charges, Pech said he did not see the teenagers, the school bus or its flashers until it was too late. All three of the 15-year-old victims suffered serious injuries.
West Metro
January 21

West metro police blotter, Jan. 22

CHANHASSEN JAN. 1 Underage consumption. An 18-year-old Victoria man was cited for underage consumption in the 6900 block of Lake Harrison Circle. EDEN PRAIRIE JAN.…
West Metro
January 21

West metro briefs: Plymouth police launch program to stop gas pump skimming

Plymouth police recently launched a new program to prevent credit card skimming at gas station pumps. The SkimStop program requires that gas stations have their…
South Metro
January 20

Trout opener draws hundreds to Chaska's Courthouse Lake

Ice fishing enthusiasts enjoyed a balmy opener, and a chance to celebrate old and new traditions.
West Metro
January 20

Some Starbucks to open later following early morning robberies

In the past month, gunmen have stormed into at least four Starbucks stores in Minneapolis, Richfield and St. Louis Park just as they opened.
West Metro
January 20

Man charged with sex assault at hearing-impaired group home in Richfield

Adrian Wesley, 25, allegedly accosted the staff member as she checked on him.
West Metro
January 20

Mpls. child care director charged with nearly $200K in fraud

The Salama Child Care Center in Minneapolis had its license revoked in 2015.
Local
January 20

St. Louis Park High newspaper sues district for video of incident

The Echo newspaper is suing St. Louis Park Public Schools and Superintendent Rob Metz to review video footage of a school incident.
Local
January 20

It's now Monday for Hwy. 169's Nine Mile Creek bridge closing

Yes, we've heard this before, but this time the Minnesota Department of Transportation seems fairly certain that the Nine Mile Creek bridge on Hwy. 169 will close Monday.
West Metro
January 20

3 Rogers High students hit at bus stop; 2 critical, and pickup driver ID'd

Authorities have released the victims' identities and arrested a 22-year-old driver.
West Metro
January 19

Legislative audit faults Perpich Center for Arts Education

Report points to plunging enrollment, faltering morale and leadership problems.
West Metro
January 19

Charge: 'Someone's going to die tonight,' dealer said before fatal OD

Jaquan Peoples, known as 'Vampire' is charged with third degree murder.
West Metro
January 19

AC Hotel set to open next month near Mall of America

The 148-room hotel will be just east of the megamall.
West Metro
January 19

New hotels coming to Plymouth as part of 'urban-type village'

Project will be built on the old Four Seasons Mall site.
West Metro
January 19
Trash pickup in Bloomington.

Court again rules against citizen efforts to block organized trash hauling in Bloomington

Citizen efforts to block organized hauling are again rebuffed.